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CRAWLEY REAL ALE CIDER FESTIVAL 2013

Crawley Folk and Beer Festival 2013: Provisional Beer and Cider List Brand American Pale

Brewer Dark Star

County West Sussex

ABV 4.7

Tasting Notes The yeast strain used for the brewing of this American style pale ale is specially imported from the USA, along with Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops. The low colour Maris Otter malt provides a perfect light colour and dryness to complement the crisp taste and full aroma of the hops.

I-beer

Art Brew

Dorset

4

Vanilla beer, this is a golden ale that balances out sweet vanilla flavours with some equally fragrant and punchy hops. Please note this is a beer that's strongly flavoured with vanilla and one that is definitely a talking point. Not for the cautious.

AK 1914 Light Bitter

Old Dairy Brewery

Kent

4

Brewed to a recipe from 1911 by a long closed Kentish brewery this pale beer has a hint of honey-like sweetness balanced by the spicy bitterness of Goldings hops.

Copper Top

Old Dairy Brewery

Kent

4.1

A rich dark bitter that has a chewy toffee caramel body with chocolate undertones and a fruity bite from the Bramling Cross hops.

Pegasus

Milton

Cambridgeshire

Copper

4.1

2013 bronze best bitter CAMRA. Complex copper-coloured beer. The initial hoppiness is balanced with a long fruity, malty finish. Very moreish.

Orkney IPA

Orkney

Scotland

Pale

4.8

2013 champion CAMRA strong ale. A modern IPA, not overly bitter but still nicely ‘hoppy’ and at 4.8%, just about a session IPA for a sensible night’s drinking. The hop profile is nothing short of stunning.

Trawler Boys Best Bitter Green Jack

Suffolk

Copper

4.6

2013 overall champion CAMRA winner.

Green Daemon

Hopdaemon

Kent

Golden

5

2013 SIBA finalist specialist beer. A golden 'HELLES' beer with luscious tropical fruit aromas and a crisp clean finish.Brewed naturally from the purest ingredients and true zymurgy, GREEN DAEMON is devilishly good with curries, seafood and fusion dishes, or simply to enjoy on its own.'Get on the highway to Helles with Green Daemon…' (the Hopdaemon)Gold Medal Winner 2007, 2010, 2011 SIBA Nationals - Silver 2011.

Festival

Dark Star

West Sussex

Bronze

5

A chestnut bronze-coloured bitter with a smooth mouthfeel and freshness; a classic style strong bitter brewed as a Dark Star version of Festive, a former great Sussex beer from King & Barnes.

Pullman

Hepworth

West Sussex

Amber

4.2

A First Class bitter with a crisp fresh bite balanced with a long silky finish. Long on flavour with a good hop nose. A luxurious ale to be appreciated on its own or with fine food. Brewed using Admiral & Golding hops.

Honey Blonde

Downton

Dorset

Golden

4.3

A golden straw coloured bitter. A superb blend of spicy and floral hops, added to the smooth sweetness imparted by Flaked Maize and Mexican honey, make this a beer that never hangs around for long! Champion Beer at the Alton Beer Festival 2008, and also available in bottle. Honey Blonde is a light and refreshing blonde/golden ale, with subtle hints of honey and softly sweet malt. The finish is crisp and refreshing.

Golden

4.6

A huge hop aroma introduces the "King of the Golden Beers". There is a hint of spice in the fruity flavour and a long finish that completes this classic beer.

Guilt Complex

Type Pale

Happy Fruit

Art Brew

Dorset

Pale

4.9

A light summery ale, perfect for drinking in the sun with the addition of raspberries to the cask.

Proper Job

St Austell

Cornwall

Golden

4.5

A powerfully hopped golden bitter that explodes with citrus grapefruit flavours, Proper Job was awarded a silver medal in the ‘Golden Ales' category of the 2009 Champion Beer of Britain competition at the Great British Beer Festival, held at Earls Court in London.

Scapa Special

Orkney

Scotland

Pale

4.2

A satisfying world class pale ale, made with maris otter pale ale malt & a blend of four hops from America, Germany, New Zealand & Slovakia. Each one selected for their spiciness and aroma and all giving that certain something to back up the wholesome maltiness provided by the maris otter.

Crop Circle

Hopback

Wiltshire

Golden

4.2

A very clean, flaxen-coloured beer with wonderful thirst-quenching properties. The subtle blend of aroma and bittering hops give a crispness on the tongue which is delicately fruity, giving way to some dryness. The inclusion of flaked maize in the grist subtlely hints at crisp corn flavours.


CRAWLEY REAL ALE CIDER FESTIVAL 2013

Stronghold

Arundel

West Sussex

Chestnut

Summer Lightning

Hop Back

Wiltshire

Golden

5

Otter Ale

Otter

Devon

Amber

4.2

Winsor Knot

Windsor & Eton

Windsor

Copper

4

Brewed for Kate Middleton and Prince William's marriage. A refreshing tasty ale with tropicalfruit aromas.

Conquerer Black IPA

Windsor & Eton

Windsor

Black

5

Brewed with a crefl blend of 5 malts along with Casade and Summit hops to produce an intense combination of roasted flavours balanced with full fresh pine aroma. Rich, complex and distinctive.

Brighton Best

Kings

West Sussex

Copper

4

Brighton Best is a copper-coloured session bitter whichis packed full of wonderful flavour. The aroma is overflowing with apricot andwarm orange with a hint of caramel and peach. A clean, satisfying and balanced beer.

Chimersa IPA

Downton

Dorset

Pale

6.8

Downton Brewery Chimera IPA is a truly classic IPA bursting with resin and hoppy flavours that packs quite a punch, as a traditional IPA should. Refreshing for the summer, yet strong enough to be warming in the winter.

Sussex Bitter

Hepworth

West Sussex

Golden

3.5

Flavoursome light brew using Goldings hops. This gives a full flavour with a traditional Sussex hoppy nose to the beer.

Wherry Bitter

Woodfordes

Norfolk

Pale

3.8

Fresh and zesty with crisp floral flavours. A background of sweet malt and a hoppy ‘grapefruit’ bitter finish characterises this champion bitter.

GFB

Hopback

Wiltshire

Golden

3.8

West Sussex

Chestnut

3.8

Golden, with the sort of light clean tasty quality which makes an ideal session ale. Tasted to destruction by our brewers, GFB has a hoppy aroma and is packed full of the very best East Kent Goldings, leading to a good dry finish. Horsham Best has a wonderful aroma of caramel and roasted malt witha hint of smokiness and dried fruit. The beer has a smooth and full presence inthe mouth, packed with flavour and chockfull of English hops.

Horsham Best

4.7

A very smooth, full-flavoured premium bitter. An excellent balance of malt, fruit and hops comes through in this rich, chestnut-coloured beer.

An extremely pleasant bitter, straw coloured beer with a terrific fresh, hoppy aroma. This, coupled with an intense bitterness, leads to an excellent long, dry finish. At first Otter Ale delivers malt and fruit notes but the taste is finished with a combination of fruit and some bitterness. An empty glass can be heard to sing 'refill me' if you listen closely enough.

Southold Bitter

Adnams

Suffolk

Copper

3.7

Late and dry-hopped with Fuggles for a distinctive, lingering hoppiness. Brewed with the finest East Anglian malted barley, sourced locally to the brewery. It uses a blend of hop varieties, which are added late in the boil to preserve the herbal flavours of this traditional English hop.

Betty Stoggs

Skinners

Cornwall

Copper

4

Light hop aroma with underlying malt. Easy drinking copper ale with a superb balance of citrus hops, malt and bitterness. Bitter finish is slow to develop but long to fade. Champion Ale of Britain 2008.

Marys Ruby Mild

Kissingate

West Sussex

Ruby

6.5

Mary’s’ Ruby Mild is an award winning, silky smooth beer. Full of aroma and character with a Port like ‘nose’. Carefully crafted to a higher than average ABV in order to capture the flavours of an old style ruby mild. So... lightly hopped but certainly not weak.

Cornish Knocker

Skinners

Cornwall

Golden

4.5

Often copied but never equalled. Refreshing, golden beer full of life with hops all the way through. Flowery & fruity hops in the mouth and malt undertones,with clean and lasting bittersweet finish.

Black Cherry Mild

Kissingate

West Sussex

Black

4.2

Our Black Cherry Mild is stirring emotions amongst those who enjoy a full and flavoursome dark mild. Subtle additions of real black cherries in Muscavado with light Amarillo hopping provide a truly rich and wonderful taste experience.

Nelson's Revenge Sussex Gold Sussex Downs Ale

Woodfordes Arundel

Norfolk West Sussex

Red/Amber Golden Amber

4.3 4.2 5.1

Shere Drop

Surrey Hills

Surrey

Straw

4.2

Second beer at The Croydon Beermalts Festival Rich andbest floral aromas,sweet Norfolk and2011 a burst of ‘citrus’ hops embody this mouth-watering premium beer. Rich golden beer with a hoppy, citrus finish. Very smooth, light and refreshing. SussexDowns Ale has a light, golden amber colour with a full head and great lacing on the glass. There is a well balanced bitterness with hints oforange and citrus fruits lingering in the mouth. A clean, fresh and distinctivemalt finish, with a full fruit flavour and spicy character rounds off this beautiful beer. The flagship beer is pale in colour with a subtle hint of grapefruit and lemon in the aroma. The wonderful hop bitterness is complemented by a balanced malt flavour. The beer has a long finish, which is moderately dry.

Exmoor Gold

Exmoor

Devon

Gold

4.5

The nose is an interplay between a fresh bouquet of grassy and floral hop and a subtly soft, fluffy caramel-tinged maltiness. The palate sees more balance between gentle grainy maltiness and sprightly floral, citrusy fresh hop fruitiness. The finish is bittersweet with hints of citrus fruit weaving in and out. Try this with a Thai seafood stir-fry, where the delicate hop fruitiness and soft maltiness would add colour to the various spices, or also try with barbequed chicken marinated in honey.


CRAWLEY REAL ALE CIDER FESTIVAL 2013

Saison

Dark Star

West Sussex

Golden

4.5

This is a cask version of the Belgian farmhouse ale, historically brewed to be enjoyed by the farmers during the harvest. This light goldencoloured beer, hopped with Saaz, Styrian and Belgian Goldings and pitched with a specially imported Saison yeast that ferments to dryness and provides a distinctive flavour. This light chestnut-brown session beer has a fresh, grainy, biscuity nose with a hint of fresh citrus fruit in the background thanks to the use of intricate hop grist of Goldings, Challenger, Brewers Gold and Styrian Goldings, while the palate tingles with a stunning counter play between grainy, biscuity maltiness and a sprightly citrusy fruity centre with a suggestion of mint adding to the fun. The refreshing finish is a Challenger hop-driven bittersweetness co-existing with a lingering dryness, while traces of biscuity maltiness, the merest whisper of chocolate (from a pinch of chocolate malt in the mash) and more fruit also make an appearance.

Exmoor Ale

Exmoor

Devon

Light chestnut

3.8

Quadhop

Downton

Dorset

Golden

3.9

Cider Bumbleberry

Maker Sandfords Orchards

Location Devon

Type Blended

ABV 4

Chucklehead Cider Devon Red Cider

Chucklehead Sandfords Orchards

Devon Devon

Med/Dry Med

7 4.5

Elderflower Perry Happy Daze Cider

Doublevision Sandfords Orchards

Kent Devon

Medium Med

7.4 4.5

Full fruit flavour. Classic easy-drinking cider. Silver Medal Taste of the West 2010. Popular best selling cider. Bags of fruit and a truly satisfying cider bite delivered in a genuinely quaffable and light balanced cider. Made from dessert and wild pears and elderflower. Subtle elderflower aroma; irresistible flavour. A new cider in our range, fruity, apply aroma, well balanced finish. A light and very easy to drink medium cider.

Impeared Vision perry

Doublevision

Kent

Medium

7.4

Made from dessert and wild pears. Seriously quaffable, silky smooth.

Janet's Jungle Juice Cider

West Croft

Somerset

Med/Dry

6.5

Popular cider here at Crawley. CAMRA Cider of the Year 2007/runner up 2008.

Jonty's Early Night Cider Banham

Norfolk

Med/ Sweet

Little Red Rooster Cider Little Red Rooster Perry Old Rosie Cider Westerns

E. Sussex

Medium

Hereford

Med/Dry/Cloudy 7.2

ROSIE'S 'Rampant Ram' Rosies cider Two Trees Perry Gwynt Y Ddraig

Clwyd

Dry

Wales

Medium/sweet 4.5

This remains a popular session bitter. Four varieties of hops (Challenger, East Kent Goldings, Pioneer, and Styrian Goldings) provide a full range of floral and citrus aromas, and a moreish bitterness that drinks superbly down the glass. Tasting Notes Apples, Strawberries, Blackcurrants, Raspberries and Blackberries - marvelous fruit cider.

6.3-6.7 Award winning med cider. Pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma of apple and wood with floral notes. Sweet apple flavour with a faint tartness.

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7.2

PLEASE NOTE: This list is subject to change. Please check back for latest list.

Made with culinary, dessert and cider apples + pears. A well rounded crowd pleaser. This still cider is allowed to settle our naturally after fermentation resulting in a truly old fashioned, full flavoured, appley, cloudy scrumpy with a well balanced medium dry cider. A lovely medium cider Fermented in Rum Casks. The merest hint of Carribean warmth. Camra award winning pale, fruity perry with an aroma of fruit and a hint of honey on the palate.

Crawley Folk and Beer Festival provisional Beer and Cider list  

Crawley Folk and Beer Festival provisional Beer and Cider list